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Monday, September 11, 2006


The Crucible and Cake Like Communion

On September 11, 2001, I was teaching English at Sandra Day O’Connor High School. My classes all voted to continue reading The Crucible rather than watch the news nonstop.

One of my students turned 16 that day. Her friends brought her a chocolate cake. She shared it with me, and it was holy like communion.

Other people are sharing memorials. I wasn’t going to share, but Andre and ZeFrank reminded me that it is important.

To remember.

Ah, the small comforts, the precious communions we find, even in a place of grief...
Thanks, L.L. This is the first post that I ever cried while I wrote it. I can't begin to tell you how much I grew to love that student.

thanks for sharing your story

Much grace to you


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